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Improving the diagnostic performance of lung scintigraphy in suspected pulmonary embolic disease.

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AIM: to determine the effectiveness of a new imaging algorithm in the investigation of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A new imaging algorithm for suspected PE was introduced following the installation of a multisection computed tomography (CT) machine at our institution. Before its installation, patients with suspected PE were evaluated with ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy. Subsequently, patients were triaged according to chest radiography (CR) and respirat...

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10.1016/j.crad.2006.05.017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Journal:
Clinical radiology More from this journal
Volume:
61
Issue:
12
Pages:
1010-1015
Publication date:
2006-12-01
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EISSN:
1365-229X
ISSN:
0009-9260
Language:
English
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uuid:21e3caeb-5da3-4bbe-a242-149f5f96258e
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119089
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2013-11-17

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